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Master of Organisational Psychology

Program code: 5199
CRICOS code: 002042G

Delivery location

St Lucia


2 Years full-time


Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Learn about the complex dynamics that exist within workplaces, and develop skills to foster employee well-being and organisational effectiveness.

  • This program is designed for applicants with an approved bachelor honours degree in psychology (class I or IIA) and those who are eligible for registration as a provisional psychologist in Australia.
  • Prepare for organisational psychology practice by building your skills and gaining hands-on experience in the areas of critical analysis, problem solving, communication, consultation and organisational change.
  • Undertake advanced coursework and placement that revolves around the development of an organisation's human resources to enhance motivation, performance and satisfaction.
  • Learn and employ the scientist-practitioner model to understand behaviour within employment contexts and develop techniques for practical application in the workplace.

The Master of Organisational Psychology provides the training, skills and knowledge to let you practise competently and confidently in the psychology profession.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ's School of Psychology is the largest school of psychology in Australia, and our academics and staff have made major contributions to the field. The school was ranked 25th in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Practical experience

    During your studies you'll have the opportunity to develop your skills and apply your knowledge through 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice in settings such as consulting firms, government departments, and not-for-profit organisations.

  • Alumni
    "I am now a registered psychologist, practising in a boutique organisational psychology business. My education at UQ equipped me with the tools I need to deliver on client needs in the areas of recruitment and selection, job design, team processes, change management, resilience and safety culture." Jessica Fraser, BPsySc (Hons), MPsychOrg (2012)
    Consultant Psychologist, Left Field Consulting
  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    The Psychology Students' Association provides plenty of opportunities to study, network, and socialise outside of the classroom. The PSA aims to enhance uni life for psychology students by supporting their personal and professional development.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Organisational Psychology can apply for general registration as a psychologist in Australia and are eligible to apply for the Registrar Program through the Psychology Board of Australia.

Graduates typically work in varied and challenging roles in business, the public sector and in the community. Their work might include:

  • recruitment and selection,
  • training and development,
  • safety and human factors,
  • job design, ergonomics, mesaurement and evaluation,
  • organisational development and change, or
  • academic research and teaching.

Graduates may be involved in everything from developing effective selection systems and designing and delivering training programs to introducing organisational change, designing jobs and organisational structures, facilitating the development of teams and training, and developing executives, managers and supervisors. 

Master of Organisational Psychology students are also eligible to apply to complete a PhD concurrently with their degree. The PhD in Organisational Psychology is designed for future researchers and provides more rigorous training, not only in research, but more generally in problem-solving and analysis.

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  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code

Entry requirements


An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (minimum IIA honours) or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Organisational Psychology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Organisational Psychology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Organisational Psychology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students will undertake 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice across a minimum of three different workplace settings. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

Further information about clinical placements is available from the School of Psychology.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • APS College of Organisational Psychologists

Accreditation body

The Master of Organisational Psychology is accredited by:

  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following professional bodies:

  • Psychology Board of Australia

Please contact the relevant professional body for details about registration. Completion of the Master of Organisational Psychology may not result in automatic registration for graduates.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,512
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Organisational Psychology for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Psychology Board of Australia Registration (approx total for 2 years $1000)


International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Organisational Psychology can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Organisational Psychology is 5199. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

This program has limited intake capacity.

Applicants must submit the Psychology Additional Information form, academic transcripts, CV and nominate three referees^. Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview. Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, referee reports and interview.

^ Referees must be: your honours supervisor, another academic staff member and a third person who knows you well. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, sibling and parents. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and children of colleagues.

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and must be maintained for the duration of the program.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Organisational Psychology is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - August 31 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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